WASHINGTON, DC (Sporting Alert) — Miami (FL) struggles to shoot the basketball sees them trailing Marquette 29-16 at halftime in their NCAA March Madness tourney game at Verizon Center in Washington.
It was the lowest scoring first half performance of the year for Miami which looked like a totally different team from the one that has been playing in the tournament up to this point.
The Hurricanes shot a miserable 6-for-28 from the field, including 1-of-12 from three-point range in the first 20-minutes and will need to improve in that column if they are to stay alive in the tournament.
All-American point guard Shane Larkin has taken just two shots from the floor and played most of the first half on two fouls after getting into early trouble.
Marquette, in the meantime, have shot 12-of-27 from the field and are also out rebounding Miami 22-19.
Also on tonight are Arizona against Ohio State, La Salle vs Wichita State and Indiana against Syracuse.
NCAA Tourney Games – March 28
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV
7:15 PM (3) Marquette vs (2) Miami (FL) CBS
7:47 PM Watch: Arizona vs. Ohio State — 7:47 p.m. ET TBS
9:45 PM (4) Syracuse vs (1) Indiana CBS
10:17 PM (13) La Salle vs (9) Wichita State TBS